30 November 2016

Vendée Globe Week 3 & Day 22, Alex Thomson HUGO BOSS Videos

Vendée Globe Day 22 HUGO BOSS Update:

Video above published Nov 28, 2016: Short days and cold nights, Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS is well fed and well rested nipping at Banque Populaire's heels.

Week 3 Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Nov 29, 2016: Another record broken and it's now much colder onboard, Alex chases the leader currently behind by 20 miles to the next cape, Cape Leeuwin, Australia.

Vendee Globe Update: Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (lst) and Alex Thomson on HUGO Boss (2nd) are the current leaders in the Vendee Globe.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org

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29 November 2016

RORC Transatlantic Race 2016, Lanzarote to Grenada, Start Video

Team Maverick RORC Transatlantic Race start video:
Video above published Nov 26, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race 2016: Lanzarote to Grenada
The 3rd edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started without a hitch in ideal conditions outside Marina Lanzarote on November 26, 2016. With a gentle breeze and slight sea state, it was a comfortable start to the 2,865 nautical mile ocean race to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, West Indies. The three fastest yachts chose to head north of the rhumb line but once they have rounded Tenerife, the decision is whether to continue north or dive south. Day 2 UPDATE: (Nov 27): Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3, skippered by Brian Thompson has pulled out an astonishing lead of more than 100 miles on Giovanni Soldini's Italian MOD70, Maserati. However, this huge lead is due to a very different strategy developing, rather than a speed differential. Phaedo3 look to be committed to a southerly route, whilst Maserati appear to be going north. The Italian multihull may have delayed their move north to enjoy a calmer sea state after passing La Palma.
RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE facts:
  • The third RORC Transatlantic Race starteds in Lanzarote on Saturday 26th November 2016 and the 2,865 nautical mile race runs through the Canary Islands before crossing the Atlantic to arrive in Grenada
  • The race is run in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA) 
  • The winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy for best elapsed time under IRC in 2015 was Jean-Paul Riviere's 100ft Finot-Conq. Nomad IV also won IRC overall and the IMA Trophy for monohull line honours. Nomad IV also set a new monohull record for the RORC Transatlantic Race: 10 days 07 hours 06 minutes and 59 seconds
  • Multihull Record: 5 days 22 hours 46 minutes 03 secondsLloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 was the first boat to arrive in the last race and set the multihull record for the race
  • Class40: 12 days 12 hours 36 minutes 32 seconds Gonzalo Botin's Spanish Class40, Tales II was the first Class40 to complete the race in 2015, setting a Class40 record 


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28 November 2016

Vendee Globe Update: Unusual Weather Conditions & Whales (video)

Vendée Globe D22: Weather conditions quite unusual & whales!

Video above published Nov 27, 2016.

Vendee Globe Update: Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS are still in a battle for 1st place in the Vendee Globe.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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27 November 2016

Vendee Globe: New record for Alex Thomson aboard Hugo Boss (video)

Vendée Globe D20 : New record for Alex Thomson:

Video above published Nov 25, 2016: D20 Vendee Globe: New record for Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS

Alex Thomson on HUGO Boss and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are in a battle for 1st place in the Vendee Globe as of Nov 26, 1800 CET

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26 November 2016

Vendee Globe 2016-17 Update, Alex Thomson Week 2 on HUGO BOSS

Day 18 Vendée Globe Video Update Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Nov 25, 2016: Sun is shining onboard HUGO BOSS today as Alex puts his foot down as he chases the breeze.

Week 2 Highlights Onboard HUGO BOSS:


Video above published Nov 22, 2016, by Alex Thomson Racing: Alex continues to lead the race through out the second week of the Vendee Globe. Alex Thomson, skipper of HUGO BOSS, explains the ups and downs of this week as he races on towards the Cape of Good Hope, the most southern point of Africa.

Vendée Globe Day 17 Video Update Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Nov 24, 2016: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS explains conditions onboard in the Vendée Globe. Alex was currently travelling at 20.1kts heading towards the Cape of Good Hope.

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Vendee Globe single-handed round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16

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25 November 2016

World Sailing's Sustainability Strategy Keynote (video), VG2016 Update

World Sailing's Sustainability Strategy - Andy Hunt, Keynote Speech:

Video above published Nov 17, 2016: Andy Hunt, Chief Executive Officer at World Sailing presents the governing bodies sustainability strategy at the 2016 Annual Conference.

#TrainingTuesday - Daniel Whiteley:

Video above published Nov 17, 2016: Laser Radial sailor Daniel Whiteley takes us through his training ahead of the Aon Youth Sailing World Championship

Vendee Globe UPDATE:
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Battle at the front:

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Vendee Globe single-handed round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16

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24 November 2016

Sailing and Sponsorship: Consumer Research, Data, Strategy (video)

Consumer research, the foundation of a commercial strategy - Uli Lacher Keynote:

Video above published Nov 21, 2016: Numbers were at the heart of Ulrich Lacher of Lacher Consulting's talk at World Sailing's Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum which started by focusing on what potential sponsors are looking for. But there was one particular factor that he stressed was of crucial importance, data.

#ThrowbackThursday - Youth Worlds:


Vendee Globe 2016-17 UPDATE:
 Tracking - Vendee Globe 2016-17 - Nov 23, 2016 - 5pm UTC
Vendee Globe Live Tracking (go to link:  tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org)
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23 November 2016

World Sailing Show, November 2016 (video), Vendee Globe Update

The World Sailing Show - November 2016:

World Sailing Show, November 2016 Edition:
  • Frequently described as the most beautiful race in the world, we find out why so many get hooked on the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
  • The World Sailing Show talks exclusively with the architect of the modern America’s Cup, Sir Russell Coutts. Then follow the opening leg of the Vendée Globe and see how a 60 footer is built in 60 seconds.
  • Head to Barcelona for the glitz and glamour of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards, as well as reporting on some big news from World Sailing’s annual conference. 
Video above published Nov 20, 2016

Vendee Globe 2016-17 UPDATE:

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22 November 2016

America's Cup World Series Champions: Land Rover BAR (video)

Land Rover BAR crowned America's Cup World Series Champions:

Incredible day for British Challenger Land Rover BAR in Fukuoka, Japan! The America's Cup World Series win means that Land Rover BAR takes two vital bonus points into the next round of the competition, the America’s Cup Qualifiers, starting 26th May 2017 in Bermuda.  Video above published Nov 21, 2016.

More info: americascup.com and land-rover-bar.americascup.com

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka Race Day One:

Video above published Nov 19, 2016: Land Rover BAR take the day and increase their overall lead on day one of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka

Vendee Globe 2016-17 update:

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21 November 2016

Vendee Globe Video Update: Thomson's Lead Narrows Due to Collision

D15 : Daily summary / Vendée Globe

Video above published Nov 20, 2016: The summary of this 15th day of race.

Data revealed today from Vendee Globe HQ shows that Thomson, the sole Briton in the singlehanded round the world race, had sailed 535.34 nautical miles when the starboard foil of Hugo Boss was ripped off by a submerged object yesterday: "The distance sailed by Thomson is actually greater than that set by reigning Vendee Globe champion and current record holder François Gabart, who notched up 534.48 nautical miles in the 2012/13 edition of the race. However the official rules of the record state it must be broken by one whole mile in order to be recognised – and Thomson's distance falls short of that by just 259 metres." -- Thomson and Gabart are now tied for the record.

Vendee Globe 2016-17 UPDATE:
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Update on Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Fukuoka, Japan:
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20 November 2016

LVACWS Fukuoka, All on the line for final Super Sunday in Japan (video)

All on the line for final Super Sunday in Japan:

Video above published Nov 19, 2016: With just one more day of racing left in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, the overall series lead remains up for grabs.

On Saturday, ORACLE TEAM USA posted improving results over the course of the afternoon, with a 4, 2, 1 scoreline, leaving the defending America's Cup champion just one point off the lead.

"I think we have to come out tomorrow and go as hard as we can. It's so difficult to push one boat back but if there are any opportunities we'll take them."


Larry Ellison On Practice Racing for the America's Cup World Series Fukuoka:

Video above published Nov 18, 2016: Oracle Team USA's Larry Ellison in Japan for the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka. More at: lvacws-fukuoka.americascup.com

Vendee Globe 2016-17 update:
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19 November 2016

Vendée Globe Week 2 Highlights Video, Alex Thomson's Lead Grows

Weekly Highlights #2: Welcome on the highroad of the trade winds / Vendée Globe:

Video above published Nov 18, 2016 - Vendee Globe Weekly Highlights #2: Welcome on the highroad of the trade winds
D12 : A famous little piece / Vendée Globe:

Video above published 17 November 2017.

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18 November 2016

Vendée Globe 2016-17 Update, Ocean Masters First Week Video

D12 : 12 skippers in the global south / Vendée Globe

Video above published 17 Nov 2016. News - Vendée Globe 2016-2017: "The extraordinary step up in performance of the new generation of foiling IMOCA monohulls at the front of the Vendee Globe is evident today as Alex Thomson added more miles to his lead in reaching conditions in which his Hugo Boss clearly excels. Even the British skipper, who has lead the solo round the world race since last Saturday night, admitted today he, himself, is deeply impressed at the speed of his VPLP-Verdier design in the 16 to 19kts trade winds in which he has been fast reaching in today, some 300 miles east of Salvador de Bahia. "I am just looking at the statistics. It is pretty amazing to be on a boat which in 16-17kts of breeze I can average 22kts," said Thomson ..." read more at the link above.

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First week's highlights - Vendée Globe 2016 2017 | Ocean Masters:

Video above: watch the Ocean Masters first week's highlights of the Vendée Globe 2016-17, video published November 16, 2016.


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17 November 2016

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series, Fukuoka, Nov 18-20 (video)

The final showdown: Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka:

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka, Japan, Nov 18-20, 2016.

アジア初開催!!2016年11月ルイ・ヴィトン・アメリカズカップ・ワールドシリーズ福岡大会

First time in Asia: Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Fukuoka, Japan, Nov 18-20



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16 November 2016

Alex Thomson Leads the Vendee Globe Across the Equator (video)

Vendée Globe Day Update Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Alex Thompson aboard HUGO BOSS is making good progress heading into the southern hemisphere on the hunt for stronger breeze. It certainly looks warmer than here at the team HQ in the Northern Hemisphere! Video above published Nov 15, 2016.

Vendée Globe HUGO BOSS Week 1 Highlights:

With the 1st week now behind the skippers of the Vendée Globe here's a look back to the first week's highlights of Alex Thompson onboard HUGO BOSS. Video above published Nov 15, 2016
Alex Thomson on his sailboat HUGO BOSS was leading the Vendée Globe solo, non-stop round-the-world sailing race as he crossed the Equator--the first British skipper ever to lead the solo non-stop around the world race into the Southern Hemisphere as it heads towards the Cape of Good Hope--Vendée Globe 2016-2017 News: "Thomson said he previews a fast, reaching passage towards the Cape of Good Hope. But first a new reference benchmark for Les Sables d’Olonne to the Equator seemed likely to be set by Thomson on Hugo Boss at nine days and around eight or nine hours, comparing favourably with Jean Le Cam’s 10 days and 11 hours passage set in 2004-5 on his Bonduelle. “The boat seems good and it seems like we will soon be into some stronger winds, it will free us up and we will start to go pretty fast I think. The routing I am seeing down to the Cape of Good Hope is quite quick. We are getting pretty close to the Cape in 10 days time. So that is very positive.”"

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Vendee Globe single-handed non-stop round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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15 November 2016

Vendée Globe Update Day 9, AlexThomson Racing (video)

Vendée Globe Video Update Day 9 - AlexThomsonRacing:

After storming through The Doldrums today Alex Thomson and HUGO BOSS can begin to stretch their legs towards the equator. Looks like the perfect place to see the super moon.

D9 : The Doldrums / Vendée Globe:

Videos above published November 14, 2016

Vendee Globe single-handed non-stop round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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14 November 2016

Vendée Globe 2016: Updates From Alex Thomson On HUGO BOSS

Vendée Globe Video update from onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Nov 13, 2016: Alex Thomson is still holding onto the top spot as the IMOCA Ocean Masters fleet head to the Doldrums.

Vendée Globe Day 7 Update From Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Nov 12, 2016

Vendee Globe single-handed non-stop round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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13 November 2016

Vendee Globe Update: First Week, An Ocean Rainbow, Sailing Videos

The first week of a great adventure (Week 1) / Vendée Globe:

Video above published Nov 11, 2016: The first week of the Vendee Globe great adventure (Week 1)

A rainbow for Yann Eliès, Vendée Globe 2016:

Video above published November 9, 2016

Vendee Globe single-handed non-stop round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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12 November 2016

Vendee Globe Day 6 Update Onboard HUGO BOSS, Sailing Videos

Vendee Globe Day 6 update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Nov 11, 2016: Day 6 onboard HUGO BOSS and the fleet is already feeling the warmth of the equator. Alex Thomson has made good progress stepping into 3rd place today, chasing down the leaders!

HUGO BOSS sailing off of the coast of Lands End in preparation for the Vendee Globe:

Video above published Oct 31, 2016: Alex Thomson and the team headed towards Lands End to get some vital training in prior to the start of the Vendee Globe on November 6th.

Vendee Globe single-handed non-stop round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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11 November 2016

Vendee Globe Videos: Dolphins Playing & Alex Thomson's 'Mistake'

Dolphins playing along the boat of Sebastien Destremau / Vendée Globe:

Video above published Nov 10, 2016: Dolphins playing along the boat of Sebastien Destremau

Vendee Globe Day 5 Update From Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Nov 10, 2016: Alex Thomson is in good spirits reflecting on the tactical decisions and "mistake" of the last 48 hours and is now on the hunt!

Vendee Globe single-handed round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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10 November 2016

Vendée Globe Update and Crowds At Les Sables d'Olonne (videos)

Vendée Globe 2016 Update:

Video above published 9 Nov 2016.

Crowds flood Les Sables d'Olonne for the 8th edition Vendée Globe

Sailing fans gather in Port Olona, Les Sables d'Olonne to cheer 29 skippers off the dock for the start of the 8th Vendée Globe. Join North Sails ambassador, Sam Davies, as she tours the port and chats up the crowd. Video published Nov 5, 2016

Race Veterans François Gabart and Sam Davies Review 2016 Vendée Globe Fleet

Video above published Nov 5, 2016: François Gabart, 2012 winner of the Vendée Globe, and North Sails ambassador Sam Davies, two-time race veteran, offer insight on the 29 boats starting their singlehanded round-the-world journey November 6th.

Vendee Globe single-handed round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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09 November 2016

Vendée Globe 2016 Day 3 Update, Hugo Boss Alex Thomson Video

Vendée Globe Day 3: Heated Exchanges:
Video above published Nov 8, 2016: Heated Exchanges between the competitors

Hugo Boss Alex Thomson:

Hugo Boss Alex Thomson video above published Nov 8, 2016.

Vendee Globe Facts:
Single-handed round the world race
Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
Coefficient: 10
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